Powering Communities Program


The Powering Communities Program is providing $10.2 million in grants to help not-for-profit community organisations reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The intended outcome of the fund are:

  • upgrading equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • undertaking energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies
  • investing in energy monitoring and management systems
  • investing in on-site renewable energy and solar-connected batteries.


The program is now closed to new applications.

Grant recipients

Successful applicants under Round One were announced on 24 February 2022.

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Helping to power community groups The Hon Angus Taylor, Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Media Release 24 February 2022.

Successful applications under the Powering Community Program Round One Australian Government

Lowering energy costs for community groups across Australia The Hon Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Media Release 30 March 2021